Private Sale Pay-Off: This is smart business

We have just paid to the former owner of the most handsome Albert H. Robinson painting illustrated on this newsletter what we believe is the highest price a collector has received for an oil sketch by Robinson.  One traditionally would not expect a re-seller to brag about a purchase at such an elevated price and […]

Frank Hennessey (1894-1941), ”Approaching a Covered Bridge”, 1937

Oil on canvas 17″ x 22″ Provenance: Private collection, Montreal Status: Sold “Frank Hennessey, whose death in the autumn of 1941 brought to a close a brilliant career, was a painter of fine taste and sensitive perception”, William Colgate wrote about Frank Hennessey in his 1943 book Canadian Art Its Origin and Development (pg. 139, […]

Klinkhoff’s October sale includes exceptional paintings by Emily Carr, Maurice Cullen, Sam Borenstein, Lilias Newton

Galerie Walter Klinkhoff is pleased to celebrate the fall season with a presentation of excellent acquisitions made recently. Most of these are freshly available for sale, with a couple, specifically the Clarence Gagnon and the Lilias Torrance Newton, already sold but included here to give them the exposure they richly deserve. At the risk of […]

Lilias Torrance Newton – “The Guide, Millette”, 1939

Provenance: Private Collection, Phillipsburg, Quebec; by descent private collection Montreal Exhibited: Art Association of Montreal, Lilias Newton Solo Exhibition, October 27 – November 12, 1939. Highlight We are proud to present this truly outstanding painting “Le Guide Millette,” 1939 by Lilias Torrance Newton. This masterpiece is not only, in our opinion, among her finest works […]

Clarence A. Gagnon, R.C.A. (1881-1942) – “Après la tempête” (After the Storm), ca. 1922

Notes: Lucille Rodier Gagnon Inventory no. 67 Provenance: Dr. Earl Laurin, Westmount, Quebec; Watson Art Galleries, Montreal, Quebec; Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, Montreal, Quebec; Private collection, Westmount, Quebec. Exhibited: Walter Klinkhoff Gallery, “Clarence Gagnon Retrospective Exhibition”, September 1975, no. 2. Highlight In appreciation of the painterly virtues of “Après la tempête” it must be said that […]

Marc-Aurèle Suzor-Coté, R.C.A. (1869-1937) – “Adolescents Reading”, 1896

Notes: Signed lower left. Signed and dated on the reverse. Provenance: Private collection, Quebec City Highlight When Suzor-Coté returned to Arthabaska in June of 1894 after three years of art study in Paris it was clear that he was doing so as an artist truly accomplished in his field. In fact it is noteworthy that […]

August 1 sale features rare works by Suzor-Coté and Anne Savage

On Saturday, August 1 Galerie Walter Klinkhoff will be hosting the latest in our series of Important Canadian Art sales. The exhibition will feature excellent paintings by important Canadian artists A.Y. Jackson, Randolph Hewton, Anne Savage, Frederick Hutchison, John Little, René Richard, John Fox, Tom Roberts, and F.S. Coburn. The sale will be conducted in […]

Fred Ross, O.C., O.N.B., LL.D, R.C.A. – “The Yellow Dress”, 1967

Literature: The Art of Fred Ross, A Timeless Humanism by Tom Smart , published by Goose Lane Editions, 1993, illustrated on page 63. Highlight Fred Ross‘ ”The Yellow Dress” (reproduced in Tom Smart’s The Art of Fred Ross, A Timeless Humanism, 1993 on pg. 63) is a painting of significance by one of the Maritimes’ […]

May 30 sale features rare paintings by Krieghoff, Coonan & Robinson

Having just returned from attending three auction sales held over a period of less than one week when two of the three houses left their catalogue cover paintings unsold and the third, although not the cover picture, the lot anticipated to be the most costly offering, did not meet its reserve, I find a Canadian […]

Frederick W. Hutchison, R.C.A. (1871-1953) – “Studio of F.W. Hutchison near Rigaud”

Notes: Unsigned. Signed on the back by his widow, Florence Hutchison. Highlight F.W. Hutchison painting to be featured in Klinkhoff’s May 31 Exhibition & Sale of Important Canadian Art.